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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Incidence of arrhythmias in canines

Author(s):
G Tejaswi, S Ayodhya, G Ambica and BDP Kala Kumar
Abstract:
A total of 158 dogs with the history of various generalized diseases presented to the Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary Science, Rajendranagar over a period of 6 months from December 2021 to May 2022 were screened for ECG abnormalities. Among 158 dogs, 28 revealed arrhythmias with an incidence of 17.7%. The ECG Arrhythmias detected were atrial fibrillation (AF), Ventricular Premature Complex (VPC), sinus arrest or block, 2nd degree heart block, 1st degree heart block and Right Bundle Branch Block (RBB) in 9 (32.1%), 7 (25%), 5 (17.9%), 3 (10.7%), 3 (10.7%) and 2 (7.1%), respectively with highest incidence of atrial fibrillation followed by VPC. Age wise incidence of arrhythmias was highest in > 7 years age group dogs i.e., 16 (57.1%). The breed wise incidence of arrhythmias was recorded highest in Labrador retriever 7 (25%) and lowest in nondescriptive, Golden retriever and Lhasa Apso 1 (3.6%). The incidence of arrythmias was relatively higher in male dogs i.e., 21 (75%) when compared to that of females i.e., 7 (25%).
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How to cite this article:
G Tejaswi, S Ayodhya, G Ambica, BDP Kala Kumar. Incidence of arrhythmias in canines. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):2033-2036.

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